Dennie (Sally Field) has returned from a year among the hippies to her superficial, image-conscious suburban family. She must face their disapproval of her actions. They refuse to even try to understand. She must also deal with an ex-lover (David Carradine), and a beloved young sister (Lane Bradbury) who is following in her footsteps, wanting the idealistic hippie life but making some rash decisions in the process.
May 18, 2016 Subject:
When You Look Closely
I have actually remembered this movie since it came out and I was only 12 years old. Like "Go Ask Alice", it resonated with me. It's true there's not a lot of action but there's still a lot going on. It's a bit of a psychological piece and we only get to see a fraction of what has been going on but we get enough to care about her. The parents have good intentions- like a lot of real parents - but, also like a lot of real parents, they are so into their own worlds, they really don't bother to sit still long enough to empathize with their own children. All the actors did a great job in my opinion. The movie really reflects the times and Sally Field does a great job as a lost little girl struggling to even want to grow up.
May 28, 2013 Subject:
What happend to the player?
You used to have a pretty good player. Now you've changed it to a horrible one. I've given up on trying to use it and just download the movies and watch them on my own player.
December 26, 2009 Subject:
Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing
Lots of screaming and shouting in this film about the efforts of a former runaway and hippie (Sally Field) to reintegrate into her shallow, middle class family. Field, the only actor with a real character to play, tries hard to show us Denny's internal struggle, and I guess the endless, one-note arguments between her charactactured parents and sister are meant to represent the generation gap. But no amount of looking worried or yelling loudly can make up for the lack of a good script. There is virtually no plot, and the family members barely interact with each other enough to be disfunctional. It's hardly worth sticking around to the film's end to find out why Dennie came home and whether she is going to stay. Too bad, because a more textured and thoughtful story could have had something interesting to say about how families coped with the rapidly changing social values of the late 1960s and early 1970s.